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Nicki Minaj Springs Onto Allure April Cover

Nicki Minaj Allure Cover

Spring is in full bloom on the April 2012 cover of Allure, courtesy of pink lady Nicki Minaj.

The new queen of rap now “owns pink,” according to hairstylist Terrence Davidson, who works with the ‘Super Bass’ singer on her wigs. She is a vision in a cotton candy beehive concoction, lavender lips, a pastel blue top and bright purple gloves. She looks like an Easter basket come to life. While many women avoid color and stick to safer, more neutral palettes, Minaj embraces the brighter side of life.

The inside spread features Minaj in shades of pink and orange, working it like only she can.

The wig lover spoke about her relationship with her locks, which date back to when she was just 9 years old. “I was doing every — and anything to it — putting in wads of gel and brushing it to the next century, and just thinking I was so cute,” she said. “I always thought I had an eye for that stuff.”

She also believed that hair lets you reinvent yourself, a philosophy she has carried with her to this day. Minaj hardly ever repeats her follicular adventures, keeping us guessing time and time again. “I had done something I thought was really, really, really cute, and I showed my neighbor,” she recalled. “She was like, ‘Why’d you do that to your hair?’ And I never forget what I said: ‘I’m someone new in this hair.’”

While Minaj shows us someone new on every single magazine cover she graces, she is doing other “new” things in her professional life. She has a fashion line in the works and music is just one key piece of the larger empire. “I had a little conversation with Jay-Z at the Victoria’s Secret fashion show,” Minaj admitted. “He said, ‘Congratulations on all your success.’ And I was like, ‘Yeah, I’m coming for you. I’m coming for your spot, Mr. Mogul.’”

Damn, girl. Lookout, Hova. Nicki’s nipping at your heels!

Nicki Minaj Allure


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